Saturday, August 31, 2013

Brown shrike, lanius cristatus.

I am splitting this b5rd to its own post. This is NOT a Eurasian sparrow but a brown shrike, Lanius Cristatus. Thanks to our reader b, we appreciate the correct identification of this bird.

This is a common migratory bird from Japan or Korea which migrate to the Philippines during the winter season. These birds are preadators of smaller birds, insects like butterflies. They are speedy flyers and impale their victims in thorns or tree limbs erning them an epithet as "butcher birds".

More info:Wikipedia article

Acknowledgement:Reader b, f6r the correct identification.

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